The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash

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Brand’s informative and disturbing biography, first written in 1978, tells of Annie Mae’s life as an mother, wife, activist and Indian hero; and the investigation into her murder in the secret war by the FBI against AIM.

Available in paperback only.  Johanna Brand, The Life and Death of Anna Mae Aquash. (1978), 1993.

Anna Mae Pictou Aquash, called “Annie Mae” by her friends, was a Mi’kmaq woman from Nova Scotia who became a respected leader in the American Indian Movement in the 1970s. On February 24, 1976, in the aftermath of the 71-day FBI siege at Wounded Knee, she was found murdered on the Pine Ridge Reservation. Although people who knew her identified her body, the coroner attributed her death to exposure and had her buried as “Jane Doe.” When the FBI identified Anna Mae’s body, her family and friends demanded a second autopsy, which found that she had been shot in the head, execution-style. Brand’s informative and disturbing biography, first written in 1978, tells of Annie Mae’s life as an mother, wife, activist and Indian hero; and the investigation into her murder in the secret war by the FBI against AIM. Like the case of Leonard Peltier, the story of Anna Mae Pictou Aquash refuses to disappear.